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Plan B Video Teaser

In: Fun Stuff

After years of reforming, redesigning, rehiring and reorganizing (allow me to catch a breath)… Plan B has finally released a trailer for what some people are claiming is “the most anticipated skate film of the year.” I know what you’re thinking. “Great. Another skate video that I’ll pay 20 bucks for and only watch once or twice.”  In an era of digital magazines, YouTube channels and a continuous feed of video posts on Facebook it’s hard to imagine anybody actually calling a skate video “epic” anymore. It’s harder than ever for a company to produce a skate film that people are actually going to pay for. Epic tricks are being landed by kids without sponsors and everybody and their mothers are seeing it without having to pay a dime.  No big film production. No soundtrack rights. No Spike Jonze CGI tomfoolery. So why exactly is everybody so hyped up on the new Plan B video?

 

Rewind back to 2007.  Can you remember what video was playing on repeat in your local skate shop?  We’re guessing it was Lakai’s “Fully Flared.”  Why?  Because at that point in skateboarding, Lakai had a powerhouse of a team…Koston, MJ, Howard, Carroll, Mike Mo, Guy Mariano (who at the time, had been missing from the skate scene for about ten years) and a couple handfuls of other legendary skaters.  Much like Lakai back in 2007, Plan B is known for having an incredible team of talent.  Before Rodney Mullen owned Almost, before Howard and Carroll owned Girl and Chocolate, before Matt Hensley was riding Black Label and screaming verses with Flogging Molly, they were known as the Plan B team (along with skating legends Danny Way, Pat Duffy and Colin McKay.)

 

After the untimely death of Plan B’s owner, Plan B relaunched itself in 2005 with an array of new and promising talent.  The new team consisted of Danny Way, Colin Mckay, Pat Duffy, PJ Ladd, Ryan Gallant, Brian Wenning and now Paul Rodriguez.  Later on Ryan Sheckler was recruited, solidifying Plan B as a contest winning super-team.  However, Gallant and Wenning later left in 2010, soon followed by the addition of Torey Pudwill.

 

Between 2010 and 2012, news started spreading that Plan B was in the process of making a skate film.  This would be the first full-length film Plan B ever released with their new team.  Sometime during January 2013, Plan B released a teaser featuring Pudwill skating and claimed that the release was scheduled for the summer of 2013.  Skip ahead a few months to July 2013.  As guessed, Plan B is in the headlines of every skate magazine and website…but for wrong reasons.  Paul Rodriguez, who had helped grow and maintain Plan B’s reputation, announced that he was leaving Plan B to start his own company (which later became Primitive Skateboards.)

 

Rodriguez had thrown not a wrench, but an entire toolbox into the spokes of Plan B’s film production.  Plan B remained out of the spotlight until November 2013, when they finally bumped up Felipe Gustavo to their pro team.  However, Plan B still remained off the grid as far as their film was coming along.   Until now.  Check out the video trailer below.  Board stomping.  Danny Way ripping the mega ramp.  Sheckler standing up on a moped.  Cameras being smashed to smithereens.  We’re pretty excited for this one.

Alec Majerus Goes Pro

In: Industry News, Pro Skaters and Sponsors

If you haven’t already witnessed Alec Majerus killing it throughout the Berrics, placing third at the 2014 Tampa Pro or nailing steezy backside flips at the 2014 X-Games, then you probably don’t follow skateboarding as much as you should. We’ve been keeping an eye on Alec ever since his first run at the 2009 Tampa Am qualifiers. Alec’s got more pop than a bunny rabbit on steroids and his control is just insane.

Fortunately for Alec, flipping burgers and taking orders is no longer in his future, as Flip Skateboards has officially taken him under their wing as their newest pro rider. Two boards have already been designed, pressed and cut up for Alec. Both of Alec’s pro model decks will be 8.25″ wide by 32.31″ long, while one of the two will be joining the Flip P2 collection. Congrats to Alec, we can’t wait to see his next section in Transworld Skateboarding’s newest video.

Wreck Wheels Have Arrived

In: Fun Stuff, New Arrivals, Products, Warehouse Skateboards

Warehouse Skateboards is proud to announce that we’re now selling Wreck Wheels. If you’re like us and appreciate a set of long lasting, flat-spot free wheels, welcome to the wild and wonderful world of Wreck Wheels. Made exclusively in the United States, Wreck Wheels uses their own secret “Ruin Formula” to protect your ride against the dreaded flat spot.  Wreck Wheels come in a variety of shapes to fit your needs and skating styles, including both a traditional cut wheel (for more speed, control and stability) and a square cut wheel (which is commonly used for increased traction and control.)  

REBOUND TEST 6-14-14 from Wreck Wheels on Vimeo.

Happy Birthday Merica

In: Fun Stuff

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Our Fellow American Skaters:

 

It’s that beautiful time of year again.  That summer day where we all finally get a break from work, from school or whatever else it is that typically holds us back from skating the next door neighbor’s mini ramp.

 

Fortunately for us, 4th of July is coming up quick and the weather’s looking better day by day.  If you haven’t stocked up on all of your American Pride accessories already, buckle up for the hook up, Brochacho.

 

Starting July 4th, Warehouse Skateboards is doing things the American way.  Everything on our site that’s red, white or blue will be on sale for 10% off.  On top of that we’re going to send it to you for FREE when you spend $89+ as long as you’re in the good ole’ U.S of A.

Go Skateboarding Day 2014

In: Fun Stuff, Industry News

There’s nothing more satisfying than getting out for a skate with a group of people who love skateboarding—friends, strangers, family. You’ve got seasoned skaters encouraging the young. Good skaters offering tips, the dedicated showing resilience and determination. Everyone’s welcoming. Go Skateboarding Day is a statement to what we love most about the sport, and a testament to the creative celebration of independence skateboarding continues to be.

 

Go Skateboarding Day is every June 21, and is an official holiday put together by the International Association of Skateboard Companies (IASC). Go Skateboarding Day began in 2004 as an excuse for skateboarders to drop everything—all commitments—and skate. (Yeah—we do that all the time. But who doesn’t love a holiday?).

 

It’s become a global movement with thousands of events put together by retailers, manufacturers, distributors, skate parks, community organizations, and individuals of all shapes and sizes. Go Skateboarding Day started with a few simple skate sessions and BBQs held in skateboarding’s unofficial capital, southern California, and picked up momentum over time across the globe.

 

If you’re lucky enough to call NYC, LA, DC or Chicago your home stomping grounds, then expect a day filled with best trick contests, pro sightings, games of S.K.A.T.E and an endless amount of pizza and munchies.  Of course if you don’t live in one of these cities, check with your local skate shop to see what’s going down in your neck of the woods.  If you live outside of the U.S, Nike SB has funded major events in Mexico, Spain, Germany, UK, Australia, Paris and Brazil.  We’re stoked for this Saturday, and can’t wait to meet new people and ride.

 

From the IASC website on Go Skateboarding Day:

 

Skateboarders around the globe will celebrate the pure exhilaration, creativity, and spirit of one of the most influential activities in the world by blowing off all other obligations to go skateboarding. We know most skateboarders do this every day of their lives, but this is just one more reason to blow off your television/computer/video games and go skateboarding! 

You can check out the activity on social media by using the official hashtag #goskateboardingday and also #skateeverydamnday. There’s an official Facebook page called Go Skateboarding Day that’s definitely worth checking out. Nike Skateboarding has an awesome live feed that follows the hashtag on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and Vine. There are already over 50,000 tweets, 85,000 photos on Instagram, 2,000 Facebook posts, and 500 vine videos. If you’ve contributed, or plan to, tag us on one of our outlets. We’d love to see what you guys are doing—and bonus points for videos!

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To celebrate Go Skateboarding Day, head over to your local skate park. Discover new places. Check out the scene, learn how to skateboard, or try some new tricks! Stay true to what it’s all about—community, respect, and fun. Have a blast!